It started as a conversation with a newcomer to Canada in the Fediverse.
Although the two way Twitter bridge has never worked for me, my Fediverse posts generally broadcast to the Twitter bridge. I took care to post bite sized pieces so that it would cross over coherently. As it happens, none of it made it to Twitter, so I had to repost it there as individual tweets. I reformatted the content to fit, (and made one fairly awful mistake necessitating a deleted tweet.)
Now I have to start over, but I've learned my lesson I will write it in gedit and copy it over; next time I'll post it on g+ ... or better yet as a Whoa!Canada post and just share the link on Identica.
And it makes me sad.
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I feel your pain. I also craft posts depending on the target universe, given the current status of things (not bugs but other kind of issues, as I'll explain…).
I sometimes get no css or problems in identi.ca, I think there is not a bug but network issues (timeouts, whatever). In any case, I think using a client is better than the web interface.
I usually post in pump.io, if it's less than 140 chars, it goes to my quitter account in the GNUSocial fediverse, and from there, TwitterBridge to Twitter.
If it's more than 140 chars, I manually publish a quit linking to the pump.io note. I first considered it was a pump2status bug (pump2tweet shortens the note), but now I better like this behavior, since my crafted short message is way better (hashtags, group bangs etc).
Sometimes it's not TwitterBridge failing, it's Twitter that transforms URLs to “t.co” links, and makes the note longer than 140, so it does not get posted. This is a Twitter bug and an antifeature IMHO, but each day I care less and less about Twitter, so…
Anyway, keep posting. We appreciate it!
“Nobody has time for this; thats why social media NEEDS to federate.”
Well, Pump is federated. There are many servers talking to each other. This post from a server different than yours is proof :)
As for federation between incompatible networks, well... http://www.w3.org/Social/WG